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The class of 50 Banquet in Fort Dodge, R.I.P. Harold, save a place for me at the "table" “My thought and prayers to the family. Harold was a friend from the 1st grade to the 8th grade in the Lehigh school. Always kidded about walking up...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Melvin B Echelberger - Lenore, ID

“Enjoyed knowing and working with Harold at the Dayton school. Want to express condolences to his family. Rita Fleener ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Rita Fleener - Fort Dodge, IA

“Oney, Doris and families so sorry to hear of Harold's passing. My thoughts are with you. Remember all the good times. Faye ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Faye Daniels - Emmetsburg, IA

“I will always remember checking mares for Harold and listening to him talk about the mares and their colts and his stallions. He had real passion...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Rebecca Cox - Ames, IA

“Oney and family, Thinking of you and your loss of Harold. We have many happy memories of him. Our sincere sympathy, Don and Georgia Herrington ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Don and Georgia Herrington - Mesa, AZ

“Oney and family. So sorry to hear the lost of Harold. My prayers go out to you &family ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Dorothy (Bailey )Eaton - Douglas, WY

“In a blizzard in December, 1983, Cindi and I and our young children drove a moving van into the farm yard across the road from Harold and Oney's farm...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Leonard Holland - Wilderville, OR

“Oney so sorry for the loss of Harold...My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Verna Bailey Housken ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Verna Housken - Huxley, IA

“Very sorry to hear about Harold. He was a very talented person and an excellent employee at the Dayton School. He was always willing to help in any...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Ted Lyons - Spirit Lake, IA

“Harold Kalahar : Oney, God bless you and Harold. I'll always remember you both and the years you and Harold lived across the road from me and my...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Ron Runyon - SanTanValley, AZ

“I was so sorry to hear of Harold's passing. You and the family are in my thoughts And prayers ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Leah DanielsSherman - VA - cousin

Harold E. Kalahar, 82, of Dayton, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, December 13th, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

A Celebration of Life will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 17, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Dayton. Pastor Kay. Christie will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton, Iowa. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

Harold Eugene Kalahar was born on June 17, 1933, in Lehigh, Iowa, the son of Morris and Bertha (Kretlow) Kalahar. He attended Lehigh Public Schools graduating with the class of 1950.

Following his education, Harold served in the United States Army from 1953 until 1955, during the Korean War.

On March 25, 1956, Harold was united in marriage to Leona "Oney" Young at the Lehigh United Methodist Church. The couple lived in Lehigh until establishing their home on an acreage east of Dayton in 1969. Harold worked at Hormel's in Fort Dodge for over 33 years until their final closing. He later worked for the Dayton Community Schools until retiring in 1995.

Harold was an avid car fan and in earlier years did mechanical work and also raced stock cars. He loved horses and was honored to be a Legacy Breeder for 50+ years of consecutive breeding of American Quarter Horses.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Leona "Oney" Kalahar of Dayton, Iowa; daughter, Andrea (Mike) Grady of Manson, Iowa; son, Randy (Laurie) Kalahar of Gowrie, Iowa; three grandchildren, Kyle, Trevor, and Ashlee; two great-grandchildren, Karter and Brielle; his twin sister, Doris Kuehnast of Humboldt, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, and one brother, Donald Kalahar, preceded him in death.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.